Tag: prose

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “My Inspired Blog Back Story“, written by the very talented and lovely Arizonian poetess, Michele Lee Sefton – wherein she elaborates upon her decision to pursue writing, discusses challenges, hard work and successes – I was inspired to write this poem…

    From an absence of light came a spark in the dark
       In a call from her dreams to connect with her heart
    Inspiration brought joy with both truth and reward
       When she answered to make a creative fresh start

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    Soul Searching by Average White Band (1976) – see lyrics here.

    NOTE: this poem uses the Preformatted Block, which allows for indentation of text exactly as pasted. However, in so doing, a monospace font is used.


  • Stepping Back

    Stepping Back

    It’s like I’m outside at a circus, looking through a dirty glass window, watching all the kids having fun inside…

    Climbing tall ladders to reach high wires. Pulling a lion’s tail. Stepping on the oversized shoes of clowns.

    In time, I turned back to pass between bended fence posts and begin my journey home – 10,000 steps.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    This creative writing was originally posted February 21, 2021. Today, I’ve reposted it to open the comments and also include a musical selection. Thanks for reading!


    PHOTO CREDIT: this is a modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Poem: On My Mind

    Poem: On My Mind

    She sees the world
    Through loving eyes
    A special place to be

    And as I gaze
    Into her eyes
    Her magic speaks to me

    A welcomed smile
    And cheerful laugh
    Enraptured by her ways

    If but one wish
    Were granted me
    With her, I’d share my days

    I wrestle words
    And read aloud
    Then put them in a poem

    She’s on my mind
    each waking breath
    Thoughts of a happy home

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “Old Mays” by poetess Mukti Masih, of India – where she profoundly conveys the transformative influence of love with memories old and new – I was inspired to write this short poem…

    Like the warm glow of moonlight
    Illuminating the night

    Or, flowers so bountiful
    In blossom, so beautiful

    May with questions, you receive
    The truth you seek, and believe

    Your heart light with happiness
    Sharing peace and love, God bless

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.